Over the past 18 months, Specialisterne Ireland has partnered with DCU and AsIAm for the DCU AWE project. The purpose of this partnership is to assist DCU to become a more Autism Friendly university.

To achieve this, detailed surveys were carried out of students both with and without autism, in an effort to discover what aspects of university life could be improved for students with autism. This survey resulted in a detailed action plan, for implementation starting summer 2017.

Our hope is that this project could eventually be copied by other universities and colleges, in an effort to provide an Autism Friendly experience for all people in third level education.